Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

NEUROCOG Experiment


NEUROCOG experiment is a part of the science research activities to be performed aboard the ISS RS by Frank de Winne, ESA astronaut of Belgian nationality in the frame of the ODISSEA Project. The European Space Agency and Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC) are customers of the preparation and implementation of the scientific program.


Objective:

Study of integration of visual, vestibular and proprioceptive information for perception of space orientation.

Task:

Assessment of effect of space flight conditions on perception and process of cosmonaut memorizing the orientation and location when performing investigations "Virtual turns" and "Orientation".

Science Hardware Used:

  • Cogni Kit;
  • Galley Kit;
  • Neurocog Kit with science hardware;
  • Videocamera SONY DCR-PC120 with accessories.

Support Items:

  • Kit EGE 20 with experiments control unit EGE 2;
  • Kit EGE 30 with power supply EGE 02 and cables.

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Portable computer table.

Consumables:

  • Kit "Galley-RM";
  • Kit "Galley-INF" with PCMCIA cards;
  • Kit "Return of Hard Discs";
  • Mini DV videotape.

Experiment Results:

Records of subject electroencephalograms and electrooculograms on PCMCIA cards and information on information perception rate and accuracy recorded on a hard disc and PCMCIA card (backup copy), and mini DV videotape.